Reader No. 1 replies to 'Oh no, oh no, oh no'
: Reader No. 1 weighs in on Hub Blog's comments that the Sox should keep the nucleus they have, i.e. Pedro, Nomar and Manny. In summary, Reader No. 1 says, yes, but ... "I don't think Mike Port should have to take the fall for this year, but it looks like he will. Good luck to the new GM -- he'll need it! The team is stuck between a rock and a hard place. They have a handful of truly superior talents at a career peak, not too far from decline (eg Pedro's injury) but not enough younger skilled help to make a difference. And the new collective bargaining agreement will hurt them because they have the worst of both worlds: a small market ballpark and bigger market revenues."